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The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities

The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities. OCAN Program Manager. Sonja Wall. What is OCAN?.

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The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities

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  1. The ABC’s of OCAN: Anchors, Broadband, & Connecting Communities OCAN Program Manager Sonja Wall

  2. What is OCAN? The Oklahoma Community Anchor Network (OCAN) is the product of a collaborative project among three state agencies – Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education/OneNet, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, and Oklahoma Department of Transportation. • Project was awarded in August 2010 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) • Constructed 1000+ miles of fiber infrastructure for middle-mile services • Connects to 33 Community Anchor Institutions • Provides lit and unlit services to improve broadband services throughout Oklahoma • Funded by a federal award of $73,998,268 and $18,909,548 of state cash and in-kind match • Project was completed in July 2013

  3. “A” is for Anchors Community Anchor Institutions Public Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, Public Safety Facilities, Higher Education Institutions, State Agencies There are 33 CAIs connected by OCAN: 7 Hospitals 1 Public Library 3 Public Safety Facilities 22 Higher Education Institutions These initial connections will enable increased services to hundreds of additional anchors

  4. OCAN Community Anchor Institutions • CLEET • Enid Highway Patrol HQ • Durant Highway Patrol HQ • Woodward Hospital • Jefferson County Hospital • Atoka Memorial Hospital • Mary Hurley Hospital • Choctaw Hospital • SeilingCommunity Hospital • Lawton Indian Hospital • Duncan Public Library • Ardmore Higher Education Center • Southeastern OSU Durant • Southeastern OSU Idabel • Redlands Community College • Northern Oklahoma College • Northwestern OSU Enid • Northwestern OSU Woodward • Comanche Nation Tribal College • Cameron University Lawton • Cameron University Duncan • Carl Albert State College Poteau • Carl Albert State College Sallisaw • Seminole State College • Connors College • Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College • Southwestern OSU Weatherford • Southwestern OSU Sayre • Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton • Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester • East Central University • Western Oklahoma State College • Gordon Cooper Technology Center

  5. “B” is for Broadband Over 1000 miles of fiber constructed Constructed throughout 35 Counties 17 Tribal Jurisdictions Impacts 89% of Oklahoma population

  6. “C” is for Connecting Communities • OCAN is a middle-mile network • Reliant on partnerships with local telecos to provide last-mile service • Partnerships will allow increased connectivity and services to communities • Benefits to communities: • Telemedicine • Public Safety • Distance Learning • Continued Education Courses • Online Job Training • Digital Literacy

  7. Sonja Wall, Program Manager swall@osrhe.edu swall@onenet.net 405.225.9345

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